Happy Birthday Las Vegas - you've come a long way baby!

Written by Joan Ewart

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The 1970s ushered inrepparttar "new era" of Vegas. Circus Circus opened in 1968, built a 15-story, 400-room hotel tower and 850-seat showroom that opened in 1972. The International Hotel with 1500 rooms opened in 1971, only to be sold to Hilton. It re-opened in 1973 asrepparttar 147358 MGM Grand Hotel. The MGM Grand had a newly built 26 story tower that housed 2,084 rooms and with 2.5 million square feet and a 2,000-seat showroom setrepparttar 147359 new standard in defining mega-resort. Nothing was as thrilling as arriving underrepparttar 147360 marquee with thousands of lights beaming down. Corporate money had enteredrepparttar 147361 scene. The 70s also ushered inrepparttar 147362 days of Elvis and his long-term performances.

Inrepparttar 147363 1980s, a new name came onrepparttar 147364 scene inrepparttar 147365 guise of Steve Wynn who ushered in a wave of luxurious hotels and casinos, asrepparttar 147366 world had never seen. The Mirage opened in 1989 and Steve Wynn's name went down in history.

Baby Boomers who had kids in tow byrepparttar 147367 1990s thought it would be great fun to take their kids to Vegas. The hotels responded and built "kid friendly" attractions. Wet n Wild water slides, cartoon characters, humongous swimming pools and video arcades ushered inrepparttar 147368 "kiddies era". Hello, what was everyone thinking? If you're pushing baby strollers you sure aren't gambling and you've changedrepparttar 147369 atmosphere from exciting and different to old hometown. The Bellagio Hotel (another Steve Wynn masterpiece) opened in 1998 (withrepparttar 147370 distinction of beingrepparttar 147371 most expensive hotel - atrepparttar 147372 time) banned any persons under age 18 who were not registered guests ofrepparttar 147373 hotel. The Stratosphere hotel (tallest building west ofrepparttar 147374 Mississippi) opened in 1996. 1997 brought New York, New York with its roller coaster. Mandalay Bay opened in 1999 with 3,300 rooms. In 1999, phase one ofrepparttar 147375 Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino opened with 3,036 suites. And in 1999 Paris Las Vegas Casino opened.

Rod Stewart, Bette Middler and Tina Turner, Las Vegas "Boy Wonder" Wayne Newton and other notable stars ushered inrepparttar 147376 millennium.

Withrepparttar 147377 long awaited opening of Wynn Las Vegas, Steve Wynn scores once again with a new level of opulence, this may not berepparttar 147378 biggest hotel in town, but it'srepparttar 147379 only one with a full-service Ferrari and Maserati dealership and it's own museum and art collection. Wynn also features a 100-foot mountain overlooking a 3-acre lake, what must Howard Hughes be thinking?

The turn ofrepparttar 147380 century has brought Las Vegas back to its senses, once again sin is in,repparttar 147381 main attraction is alive and well! Who knows whatrepparttar 147382 next hundred years will bring?

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Super Summer Beach Breaks To Europe from Superbreak

Written by Robin Richmond

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Ibiza £35pppn - Stay atrepparttar three star Hotel Hawaii in San Antonio, Ibiza. The hotel is ideally situated in San Antonio bay adjacent torepparttar 147307 sandy beach and offers full night and day entertainment programme for allrepparttar 147308 family. The price of £35 per person per night, based on two people sharing, is on a half board basis. Valid every day ofrepparttar 147309 week throughout July and August. Costa Del Sol £38.50pppn - Stay besiderepparttar 147310 seaside atrepparttar 147311 three star Gardenia Park Hotel in Fuengirola onrepparttar 147312 Costa del Sol. The hotel is just 30 minutes from Malaga Airport, right onrepparttar 147313 sea front. Ideal for families, facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and tennis court. The price of £38.50 per person per night is based on two people sharing and is on an all inclusive basis. Valid every day ofrepparttar 147314 week between 1 and 22 July.

About Superbreak:

Based in York, England, Superbreak specialises in booking 2-5 star hotel accommodation throughout Britain forrepparttar 147315 leisure traveller. Superbreak holds allocations of rooms at all hotels and we can book up to and includingrepparttar 147316 day of departure.


About Superbreak: Superbreak.com, incorporating Theatrebreak.com, is the internet division of Superbreak Mini Holidays Limited, the market leader for short breaks throughout the UK. Superbreak is part of Holidaybreak plc, a publicly quoted leisure company whose share price can be found in most major UK newspapers, or at http://www.holidaybreak.com.

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